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McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

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    McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    Okay, so I've been working a lot lately on different helmets. Maybe it's more than a hobby at this point. I'm obsessed! It's a fett-ish!

    Anyway...In addition to my Death Watch helmet, I'm also working on a McQuarrie concept Fett helmet, primarily for my son, but one never knows. I have a plan to eventually cast my Coruscant Guard helmet, so I may end up casting the DW and this one.

    Here's a series of WIP pics up to it's current status.

    I started off by making a basic Fett using the WOF patterns, then went on from there.














    I have done some more work on the face, but took a break for Halloween. So far, I think I've spent about 10 hours on this and haven't even touched the back yet. I'll post more when I have more progress.

    David.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    Nice start! Will be looking forward to more progress.

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    I've always liked the look of the McQuarrie Fett. Keep us posted.

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    Nice work so far!!

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    That looks really awesome. They're bringing that look back with the new Knights of the Old Republic comic series.

    Some of the Neo-Crusader Shock Trooper armor looks nearly identical to the McQuarrie stuff.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    This is an insane McQuarrie Fett i love this look always and cant wait to see it finished

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    Looks really good. Can't wait to see the end result.

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    Thanks, folks! I'm trying to get back to it. I got laid off last Friday so I' was hoping to finish all my projects to possibly cast and sell copies. But, I've been even busier over the past few days I've had no time to even touch these things.

    I'll probably have some time on Saturday to do some work and post some progress.

    David.

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    oh man, I am all too excited for this!!!! Keep it goin I wanna see haha

    El1te

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    Wow. that got built fast!.


    glob that bondo on!

    great progress so far.


    Just a heads up, and maybe you were planning this...but you're going to have to mold it if you keep going with what you have as I don't think you could get a visor in and have it wearable if you have the base helmet as your "skeleton"

    again. I don't know what your plan is...just thought I'd mention that.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    gotta say that is VERY NICE, when you finish, maybe you can trace your cut outs onto standard paper and scan 'em up so we can print 'em out... that'd kick bootie. I gotta finish my first bucket then my 8yr old son, then I wanna try this.

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    McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    Good work man, but I need more!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Leo

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    That is an awesome start on that bucket. The shape kinda reminds me of the Death Watch bucket.

    Augie

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    Funny thing is, I'm actually doing a DW helm at the same time as this one. You can read about it here.

    I have some distressing news about this build. I had an epic fail the other day.

    I've never got fewer than three or four projects going on at one time. As I was putting one project, a new scratch built rifle, on my work bench, the McQ helmet fell on the floor and cracked quite a bit of the bondo dome off. But, thankfully the face is okay, and after a little hot glue and filler, I'm getting the dome back to normal.

    I'll post an update with more face work soon.

    David.

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    Sorry to hear about that. I hope your able to repair it.

    Augie

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    Okay, I finally got around to doing some work on this. I'm running low on Bondo and decided to use another method to see if it would work faster...mainly since this is a not-to-be-worn model for casting. So, I used gypsum plaster, like I did for the original dome, for the facial details. I'm considering filling the helm with expandable foam to give it more substance for when I do the back and a neck ring.




    Yes, I used silver paint as a primer. No, I'm not done with the detail work. I still have to do some minor puttying and fine detail around where the nose meets the eyes - and trim out the eyes, too. I'm also going to wait on the mouth insert until the rest of the bucket is done.

    I'm wishing on a star for a new rotary tool for Christmas so I can do that work to it.

    David.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    More pictures more pictures

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    I finally finished my helmet of this same version.I know how much of a pain the angles are on this helmet so lmk if you need any help. your off to a good start keep going

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    skygunbro said: View Post
    I finally finished my helmet of this same version.I know how much of a pain the angles are on this helmet so lmk if you need any help. your off to a good start keep going
    Yeah, I saw that in one of your Arc heavy gunner build videos (from ctnet) and my first thought was, "dang it, I'm not the first." But, it's all good. I appreciate the offer and I might just take you up on it.

    David.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    I have been doing a lot of work lately. Now that I have a good corded Dremel (Black and Decker model) I've been able to make some progress. I'm concentrating on the right side for now (mainly because I'm running low on Bondo ) but I think it's getting better.



    As you can see, I've built up the cheeks and reworked the eyes. I'll post another pic later when I have this area sanded down.

    David.

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    this build is so much fun to watch. keep up the great work

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    looks good!!! better get some more bondo!!! I can't wait to see this finished!!!
    Last edited by A'den Kyramud; Dec 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    I like it too. It's shaping up really well.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    Thanks, guys!

    PICTURE UPDATES!!!

    I've almost got the right side of the face complete. I still need to work more on the nose, but the cheeks are 95% done.




    And to show what I started with and what I still have to do to the left side...


    In this pic, I've closed in the key hole area. The MQ has a different back where I didn't have to cut it out like a regular Fett. But, I didn't know I was making a MQ Fett until after I cut this out. Thankfully, it's very easy to fix at this stage.

    I also noticed that the rim of the helmet is not angled like a Fett, so I lowered the center 1" and made the back level. You can also see the temporary markings where I'm going to cut out for the MQ Fett back.

    You can also see that I removed the dome plaster to redo it. I made an error with using the plaster. It's a good idea for detail, but it doesn't hold up very well.



    I'm trying , guys. I also looked into the casting materials for my helmets. It's going to cost me over $300 for the materials for one helmet, and I want to do more than 4! What have I gotten myself into?!

    It's all good though. I hopefully will have my old job back soon so I can afford this stuff.

    David.

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    Re: McQuarrie Concept Fett WIP

    Jaiden said: View Post

    lol...where'd you find that???

    The helmet looks great!!! What is the keyslot supposed to look like???

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